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While the Platinum Card by American Express has a standard offer currently of 60,000 points after $5,000 in purchases within 3 months, some people can do even better than that — 100,000 points through the CreditCards.com CardMatch tool.
According to Doctor of Credit, “Another round of people have been targeted.” So you should check if the offer is available to you now.
Go to the CardMatch tool to see if the offer is available to you. You enter your name, address, and social security number and they’ll match you against the profile they’re looking for.
While you provide your social security number, the site is explicit in assuring “A soft credit check will be performed but it will not affect your credit score.”
Some people receive an offer through the CardMatch site for a 100,000 point initial bonus for the Platinum Card by American Express. Many people will not receive this offer.
Screen Shot When I Retrieved This Offer, November 7, 2017
Look for a ‘CardMatch Special Offers’ tab, Amex cards may not be what display but default but look for special offers on the left hand side of the screen. If you aren’t targeted, you won’t see it.
Definitely worth checking to see if you’re eligible. This is a fabulous offer for a fantastic card. The annual fee is $550 but there’s a $200 annual airline fee credit (which you can use once in 2018, and again at the beginning of 2019, so twice during your first cardmember year) and a $200 annual Uber credit. There’s also a $100 Global Entry credit.
Lounge access is American Express’ own Centurion lounges, Delta lounges when flying Delta same day, Airspace lounges and Priority Pass lounges.
And you get elite status with Starwood/Marriott, Hilton, National Car Rental, and Uber.
It’s also a pretty hefty metal.